Local villagers in Karenni State’s Hpruso Township sent a letter to Burma’s military chief Min Aung Hlaing for permission to farm on land that was allegedly seized from them by the Burmese Army in 1993.
Local farmers from Mandalay Division’s Sintgai Township were sentenced to prison terms of up to eight months on Tuesday under charges of trespassing and destroying property while staging a plough protest in May.
The Burmese Parliament on Thursday called on relevant government bodies to implement settlement claims over land confiscation cases by September at the latest, though the number of cases remains disputed.
Myint Myint Aye’s brother says the families have been denied access to three land rights protestors and are worried about their health given that it is nearly a week since they declared they were starting a hunger strike.
Activist Myint Myint Aye, who was detained six months ago for assisting farmers fighting against land grabs in central Burma’s Pegu division, has vowed to stage a hunger strike against her arbitrary detention.